Color Atlas of Xenopus laevis Histology


Author: Allan F. Wiechmann,Celeste R. Wirsig-Wiechmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441992863

Category: Medical

Page: 133

View: 7634

The Color Atlas of "Xenopus laevis" Histology provides the first central source on the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and major organs of the adult South African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. For many years, X. laevis has been a highly popular experimental animal model in many areas of research. The recent development of transgenic Xenopus technology offers the promise that this animal model will be utilized more than ever before. The purpose of this book is to provide the active researcher with a central source of high quality light microscopic color images of the tissues of X. laevis, to aid in the identification of the cells and tissues of interest.

Atlas of Xenopus Development


Author: G. Bernardini,M. Prati,E. Bonetti,G. Scari

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847029058

Category: Science

Page: 95

View: 5061

Developmental biology attracts scientists from many different areas of biology, and the amphibian Xenopus holds a special place among the organisms studied as a model of vertebrate development. Until now, no recently published atlas existed to aid researchers and students coming to the Xenopus embryo for the first time. The present book satisfies this need. With its synthesizing approach and its generous provision of beautiful scanning, transmission, and light microscopy images, this unique volume will be a standard reference not only for developmental biologists but for all students of embryology, histology, and comparative anatomy.

The Early Development of Xenopus Laevis

An Atlas of the Histology


Author: Peter Hausen,Metta Riebesell

Publisher: Verlag Der Zeitschrift F'Ur Naturforschung

ISBN: 9783540537403

Category: Xenopus laevis

Page: 142

View: 8481

Xenopus laevis is the key model for developmental, differential and embryological studies in vertebrates. Using molecular biological techniques it has become possible within the last few years to analyze developmental processes up to the level of genes. On obtaining results it is necessary to correlate them with morphological and histological stages. This excellent work documents and describes such developmental stages in finite detail. After an informative introduction to The Early Development of Xenopus laevis follows the highlight of the book, namely the 42 plates, each consisting of at least four high resolution micrographs. The reader is thus provided with a histological presentation of immaculate quality. Each plate is complemented by a schematic diagram describing the details shown on the plate, an additional scheme indicating the section and an explanatory short text, making this a potentially highly sought after work.


Color Atlas of Development


Author: Jonathan Bard

Publisher: Wolfe Pub Limited


Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 6076

Recent rapid advances in developmental biology and molecular genetics have highlighted the growing need for a visual guide to the development of the major embryos used in laboratories world-wide. It is increasingly important that all biologists are familiar with the wide range of these embryos, each of which offers unique insights into one of the most exciting and challenging quests in biology: how does a complex adult animal develop from a single cell?

Xenopus Development


Author: Malgorzata Kloc,Jacek Z. Kubiak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118492811

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 8201

Early Development of Xenopus Laevis

A Laboratory Manual


Author: Hazel L. Sive,Robert M. Grainger,Richard M. Harland

Publisher: CSHL Press

ISBN: 9780879695781

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 1463

Amphibian embryos are supremely valuable in studies of early vertebrate development because they are large, handle easily, and can be obtained at many interesting stages. And of all the amphibians available for study, the most valuable is Xenopus laevis,which is easy to keep and ovulates at any time of year in response to simple hormone injections. Xenopusembryos have been studied for years but this is a particularly exciting time for the field. Techniques have become available very recently that permit a previously impossible degree of manipulation of gene expression in intact embryos, as well as the ability to visualize the results of such manipulation. As a result, a sophisticated new understanding of Xenopusdevelopment has emerged, which ensures the species’ continued prominent position among the organisms favored for biological investigation. This manual contains a comprehensive collection of protocols for the study of early development in Xenopusembryos. It is written by several of the field’s most prominent investigators in the light of the experience they gained as instructors in an intensive laboratory course taught at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory since 1991. As a result it contains pointers, hints, and other technical knowledge not readily available elsewhere. This volume is essential reading for all investigators interested in the developmental and cell biology of Xenopusand vertebrates generally. Many of the techniques described here are illustrated in an accompanying set of videotapeswhich are cross-referenced to the appropriate section of the manual.

Molecular Embryology

Methods and Protocols


Author: Paul T. Sharpe,Ivor Mason

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592592708

Category: Science

Page: 772

View: 8854

In Molecular Embryology, expert investigators provide a comprehensive guide to the cutting-edge methods used today across the dramatically growing field of vertebrate molecular embryology. These powerful techniques take advantage of the most commonly used vertebrate experimental models: murine embryos for their genetics, chick embryos for in vivo manipulation, zebrafish for mutagenesis, amphibian embryos, and nonvertebrate chordates. The major techniques of experimental molecular biology and the particular advantages of each different species are emphasized. Detailed, easy-to-follow protocols, together with relevant background information and helpful tips, optimize the methods for success. Molecular Embryology brings together in one volume all the major techniques and common experimental species needed to study the mechanisms of biological development in vertebrates. Bound to become a standard reference in this field, the book makes it possible for experienced and novice researchers alike to move between embryos of diverse vertebrate classes as their project progresses, ensuring their ability to utilize the experimental advantages of different systems to address specific developmental questions.

Proceedings of the 51st Purdue Industrial Waste Conference1996 Conference


Author: Purdue Research Foun

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781575040523

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 850

View: 8879

The papers presented at the 51st Purdue Industrial Waste Conference have been divided into the following sections: pollution prevention site remediation physical and chemical processes odor and VOC control solidification, foundry, and combustion residues biological processes respirometry and effluent toxicity industrial waste case histories Each chapter contains a multitude of figures and tables illustrating the concepts discussed as well as extensive references for further study.

The Neurobiology of Olfaction


Author: Anna Menini

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420071993

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 6519

Comprehensive Overview of Advances in Olfaction The common belief is that human smell perception is much reduced compared with other mammals, so that whatever abilities are uncovered and investigated in animal research would have little significance for humans. However, new evidence from a variety of sources indicates this traditional view is likely overly simplistic. The Neurobiology of Olfaction provides a thorough analysis of the state-of-the-science in olfactory knowledge and research, reflecting the growing interest in the field. Authors from some of the most respected laboratories in the world explore various aspects of olfaction, including genetics, behavior, olfactory systems, odorant receptors, odor coding, and cortical activity. Until recently, almost all animal research in olfaction was carried out on orthonasal olfaction (inhalation). It is only in recent years, especially in human flavor research, that evidence has begun to be obtained regarding the importance of retronasal olfaction (exhalation). These studies are beginning to demonstrate that retronasal smell plays a large role to play in human behavior. Highlighting common principles among various species – including humans, insects, Xenopus laevis (African frog), and Caenorhabditis elegans (nematodes) – this highly interdisciplinary book contains chapters about the most recent discoveries in odor coding from the olfactory epithelium to cortical centers. It also covers neurogenesis in the olfactory epithelium and olfactory bulb. Each subject-specific chapter is written by a top researcher in the field and provides an extensive list of reviews and original articles for students and scientists interested in further readings.

Normal Table of Xenopus Laevis (Daudin)

A Systematical and Chronological Survey of the Development from the Fertilized Egg Till the End of Metamorphosis


Author: Pieter D. Nieuwkoop

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9780815318965

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 8072

A Systematical and Chronological Survey of the Development from the Fertilized Egg till the End of Metomorphosis

Growth Factors and Signal Transduction in Development


Author: Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

Publisher: Wiley-Liss


Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 1275

Growth Factors and Signal Transduction in Development Edited by Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University Animal development relies on the interaction of complex combinations of growth factors and their receptors. It has been discovered that many growth factors have the option of more than one receptor for signal transduction. Furthermore, these receptors can be expressed differently in different cell types and in the developing organism. This discovery points to the potential for fine regulation of the individual cellular response to growth factors. Growth Factors and Signal Transduction in Development thoroughly describes the interactions of several key growth factors, their receptors, and the subsequent signal transduction pathways they activate. This volume emphasizes the role of these signal pathways in directing developmental events. The editor has organized this book to contrast different signaling pathways using specific growth factors as paradigms: • FGF • IGF-1 • PDGF • IL-2 • EGF • TGFß Leading experts in the field have contributed to the unique mix of both molecular and biochemical perspectives as well as more integrative and organismal treatments of the well-studied amphibian, nematode, and insect developing systems. Significant aspects of mouse development are included in chapters that focus on particular growth factors. Most chapters contain comparative analyses of the role of growth factors, as well as their signal transduction mechanisms in these different developing systems. A notable feature of Growth Factors and Signal Transduction in Development is its glossary of genes and proteins referred to in this volume. It is designed to enhance an understanding of the relationship between genes and their protein products and enzymatic activities. The book’s integrative approach to the subject will prove especially useful to graduate students and researchers as well as research specialists in the areas of biochemistry, and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.

Atlas of Fish Histology


Author: Franck Genten,Eddy Terwinghe,André Danguy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781578085446

Category: Science

Page: 223

View: 4330

Histology is the discipline of biology that involves the microscopic examination of thin stained tissue sections in order to study their structure and correlate it with function. Histology can detect signs of disease not easily recognized on gross examination and can therefore be of interest in fish health supervision. The aim of this volume is to present a general reference guide providing an extensive set of histological images of fishes (about 40 species). This atlas is designed for use by students and researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.

Xenopus Protocols

Cell Biology and Signal Transduction


Author: X. Johné Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1597450006

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 3699

This volume complements the larger body of literature on the subject by focusing on the versatility of frog oocytes and egg extracts in cell biology and signal transduction. All of the unique advantages of using frog oocytes as an experimental model are enthusiastically presented including pioneering work in the assembly of infectious virus particles via co-injection of genomic viral nucleic acids and capsid mRNAs. Xenopus Protocols: Cell Biology and Signal Transduction serves the scientific community by outlining the many possibilities this system has to offer and explores the possibility that Xenopus oocytes will serve prominently as a cell-based model to study functional genomics and proteomics in the post-genomic era.

Mouse Development

Patterning, Morphogenesis, and Organogenesis


Author: Janet Rossant,Patrick P. L. Tam

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780125979511

Category: Medical

Page: 712

View: 6290

This book represents a classic compilation of current knowledge about mouse development and its correlates to research in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience. Emphasis is placed on the research strategy, experimental design, and critical analysis of the data, disguishing this from other books that only focus on protocols for mouse developmental research. Selected chapters are indexed to electronic databases such as GeneBank, GenBank, Electronic Mouse Atlas, and Transgenic/Knockout, further increasing the utility of this book as a reference. *Broad-based overview of mouse development from fundamental to specialist levels *Extensive coverage of a wide range of developmental mutations of the mouse *Excellent benchmark illustrations of brain, craniofacial, gut and heart development *In-depth experiment-based assessment of concepts in mammalian development *Focus on models of specific relevance to human development *Comprehensive reference to key literature and electronic databases related to mouse development *High-quality full-color production